Both Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg signed an overall deal with Warner Bros., and it is believed the Beetlejuice sequel will be their first project under the pact. It is said this will not be a remake, but will advance the story line of the original Beetlejuice, which was directed by Tim Burton. The writers' deal sprung from the work that Seth Grahame-Smith performed on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, which is currently in production.
It isn't known whether Tim Burton or star Michael Keaton will be involved in the Beetlejuice sequel at this time. Last year we reported that another Beetlejuice cast member, Geena Davis, expressed interest in returning for a sequel.
Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg created the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the screenplay adaptations for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which were both based on his novels.